Do you know where electricity comes from in your state? Depending on the location, energy can come from sources as different as nuclear power and the wind. Throw in a heaping helpful of coal in most states, hydroelectric sources in others and you get a complex energy stew.
Choose Energy® analysts, using the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, compile the October Electricity Generation Report detailing the energy mix for each state using numbers from July 2020. The data delivered some expected results – West Virginia depends heavily on coal, for example – and some surprising ones – Vermont gets more than 24 percent of its power from solar generation. Continue for more from the October Electricity Generation Report.
How the states stack up
It figures that Texas produces the greatest share of the country’s electricity – about 12.4 percent. There’s a reason that the Texas oilman is such a cliché.